|Washing Clothes - KingWaylon - King of Vintage|
A lovely French classic from the 1920s. Silent but with music. Two Young women put up a washing line, strip off and wash their clothes. Excellant quality considering how old the film is. A pleasure to watch.
Keywords: Stripper - Strippers - Stag - Burlesque
Downloads: 20,809 (3 reviews)
|The Play House|
Starring Buster Keaton. "This fellow Keaton seems to be the whole show" Keaton displays his many talents in this one. This comedic short displays not only Keaton's amazing talent, but some envelope pushing cinematography for it's time period, as well. The split screen shots which gave the illusion of more than one Keaton in any given scene were impressive even by today's standards. Certainly Keaton was a pioneer in the film industry in his talents and abilities! His works are still jaw-droppingl...
Keywords: Silent, Buster Keaton, comedy
Downloads: 6,291 (2 reviews)
|Frankenstein - Thomas Edison|
This is Edison's COMPLETE 1910 silent Frankenstein film.
Keywords: Edison; Silent; Horror; Frankenstein
Downloads: 110,494 (18 reviews)
|"The Outlaw and His Wife" (1918) starring Victor Sjöström (Seastrom)|
"The Outlaw and His Wife", "You and I" in IMDB, is a Northern drama, featuring Victor Seastrom (Sjöström), a star of Silent Hall of Fame. A stranger finds work in the ranch of a rich widow. He is a strong and hard worker, and is promoted to oversee the farm. The stranger and the widow fall in love. One day, however, he is recognized as a fugitive from justice living under an assumed name and must flee...
Keywords: silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent historical drama; silent classics; classic images; classic historical movies; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies; Victor Sjöström; Victor Seastrom
Downloads: 334 (1 review)
|"Way Down East" (1920) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer|
"Way Down East" is a poignant drama directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.The film tells the story about a society that ostracizes women for having a child out of wedlock. Anna meets a man, who, in order to get her affections, sets up a fake marriage with her. Then after she becomes pregnant he betrays her. Anna's baby dies and she is banned from the boarding house. Anna finds wo...
Keywords: D. W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; Lillian Gish; Richard Barthelmess; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
Downloads: 254 (1 review)
|Buster Keaton's "The Goat" (1921)|
"The Goat"" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. The film enjoys a very strong 7.8 user rating in IMDB.Directed by Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. ClairProduced by Joseph SchenckScenario by Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair Starring Buster Keaton, Joe RobertsCinematography Elgi...
Keywords: Malcolm St. Clair; Buster Keaton; Joe Roberts; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent comedy; silent classics; classic images; classic comedy movies; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies; classic romantic comedy
Downloads: 735 (1 review)
|"The General" (1926) starring Buster Keaton|
"The General", a thrilling comedy about the Civil War, lifted Buster Keaton from the ashes of oblivion decades after his name and legacy were forgotten. Audiences and critics in the 1920ies did not appreciate this extraordinary masterpiece, but Buster Keaton always regarded "The General" as his best film. Today he is totally vindicated and the world agrees with him.Simple mortals like us are not able to give adequate praise to this masterpiece. "The General" is fascinating, thrilling, susp...
Keywords: Clyde Bruckman; Buster Keaton; Joseph Schenck; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent comedy; silent classics; classic images; classic comedy movies; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies; classic Civil War movies; The General
Downloads: 798 (2 reviews)
|Are Crooks Dishonest? - Hal Roach|
From IMDb: Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father. Stars: Harold Lloyd, Harry Pollard, and Bebe Daniels
Keywords: Comedy; Short; Silent
Downloads: 5,477 (3 reviews)
|Good Night Nurse|
A silent short comedy from 1928 directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle with help from Buster Keaton and Al St John.
Keywords: keaton; arbuckle; silent; comety
Downloads: 6,478 (2 reviews)
|Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 4|
Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 4
Keywords: Silent; Comedy
Downloads: 2,806 (2 reviews)
|Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 1|
Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 1
Keywords: Silent; Comedy
Downloads: 5,357 (5 reviews)
|The Cameraman - Buster Keaton|
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018742/ Buster Keaton - The Cameraman Runtime:67 min / USA:75 min (TCM print) Country:USA Language:English Color:Black and White Aspect Ratio:1.33 : 1 more Sound Mix:Silent Certification:Australia:G / Brazil:Livre
Downloads: 32,898 (8 reviews)
|Our Gang Silent Young Sherlocks 1922|
Our Gang Silent Young Sherlocks
Keywords: Our Gang; Silent; 1922
Downloads: 4,133 (1 review)
|The Birth of a Nation - D. W. Griffith|
1080p HD print of The 1915 classic, Birth of a Nation
Keywords: clansmen; kkk; klan; birth; nation; griffith; silent
Downloads: 4,808 (5 reviews)
|Orphans of the Storm - D.W. Griffith|
Henriette and Louise, a foundling, are raised together as sisters. When Louise goes blind, Henriette swears to take care of her forever. They go to Paris to see if Louise's blindness can be cured, but are separated when an aristocrat lusts after Henriette and abducts her. Only Chevalier de Vaudrey is kind to her, and they fall in love. The French Revolution replaces the corrupt Aristocracy with the equally corrupt Robespierre...
Keywords: Drama; Silent; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 12,764 (4 reviews)
|The Sinking of the Lusitania - Winsor McCay|
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production...
Keywords: Lusitantia; Winsor McCay; Animation; History; World War I; Propaganda
Downloads: 30,530 (6 reviews)
|His Wedding Night|
Fatty Arbuckle stars with Buster Keaton and Al St. John not far behind. The first scene when Fatty us making sodas demonstrates what a fine comedian he was and hiw great he might have been were it not for the shabby accusations made against him and the three trials from which though he was acquitted his career never recovered.
Keywords: Fatty Arbuckle; Buster Keaton; Al St John; silent; silents
Downloads: 6,460 (4 reviews)
|The Night Before Christmas Silent Movie - Thomas Edison|
The Night Before Christmas Silent Movie Made in 1908.
Keywords: The Night Beofre Christmas; Silent Movie
Downloads: 17,023 (1 review)
|Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge|
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
Keywords: Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
Downloads: 760 (1 review)
|Création de la Serpentine - Segundo de Chomón|
Creation of the Serpentine starring Loie Fuller by Segundo de Chomón
Keywords: Public Domain; Gen X; Silent Movie; Short Film; Segundo de Chomón; Fantasy; Loie Fuller; 1908
Downloads: 1,240 (2 reviews)
|our gang silent Dog Heaven|
our gang silent Dog Heaven
Keywords: our gang; silent; Dog Heaven
Downloads: 5,444 (3 reviews)
|Peliculas de Chaplin - 1916 - 1919|
Tercera parte de las pelÃculas de Charles chaplin
Keywords: chaplin; alebulo
Downloads: 26,798 (1 review)
|Enoch Arden - D.W. Griffith|
Seamen Enoch Arden (Alfred Paget) returns home after a long absence marooned on a desert island. At home he finds his wife (Lillian Gish) married to another (Wallace Reid), and though he loves her, he cannot bear to disrupt her current happiness.
Keywords: silent; short; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 1,565 (1 review)
|Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of Horror) - Enrico Dieckmann & Albin Grau|
This is the most complete version available (just over 93 minutes) as this movie was demanded by Bram Stokers widow to be destroyed after winning 2 lawsuits in the mid & late 1920's. Tinted scenes and beautiful quality. I have seen the current version here at archive.org and decided to post this one as it is of much better video quality, although the music is a nit hokey. Enjoy this classic horror with the very creepy Max Schrek as the (IMHO) best vampire ever to waltz across the silver screen...
Keywords: bram; stoker; dracula; orlek; Fantasy; Horror; Thriller; Nosferatu
Downloads: 200,506 (14 reviews)
|Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Dr. Mabuse der Spieler) 1922, Part 1|
A film about the dastardly doings of Norbert Jacques's title villian, directed by Fritz Lang. Rudolf Klein-Rogge stars in a role he later repeated in "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (aka "The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse) in 1933. This is actually the first part of a film that was released in two parts, something Lang has done a few times (The Indian Tomb, Siegfried). Unfortunately, I do not have part 2. I hope at some point someone who has a copy of Part 2 to be kind enough to upload it...
Keywords: thriller; Lang; feature films
Downloads: 6,639 (2 reviews)
|Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur - Georges Méliès|
"The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship" (Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur) A Jules Verne-like flying airship soars the skies with floating mermaids before out of control fireworks put an end to the crazy inventor's dreams. Unlike the Technicolor wonders that would come decades later, this Georges Méliès film from 1905 achieved its color the old-fashioned way; they were painted on the film by hand.
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Silent Film; Short Film; Fantasy; Science Fiction
Downloads: 1,118 (1 review)
|"The Little Match Girl" ["La petite marchande d'allumettes"]  - Jean Renoir|
From Hans Christian Andersen's story to the screen by Jean Renoir, Catherine Hessling as Karen evokes delight and pathos. Wikipedia... Spoiler included. On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is freezing badly, but she is afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself...
Keywords: Catherine Hessling; French cinema; Hans Christian Andersen; Jean Renoir; silent films
Downloads: 8,720 (1 review)
|broken blossoms (1919)|
david w. griffith "broken blossoms" (1919)
Downloads: 16,038 (6 reviews)
|Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari ( The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ) - Rudolf Meinert and Erich Pommer|
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first modern Horror Film and it influence a number of contemporary productions. A real classic! PLOT: A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn...
Keywords: Silent; Fantasy; Horror; German Expressionism
Downloads: 210,764 (28 reviews)
|Alice the Whaler - Disney, Walt et.al.|
This is an old silent cartoon and live actor film. It was made in 1927. Thanks go to my online friend that is restoring these films. He is working on other Alice Films from the MGM film library that burned during the 1930's.
Keywords: Alice; Early Disney; animated shorts; mixed media
Downloads: 2,029 (1 review)
|Intolerance - D.W. Griffith|
Director D.W. Griffith's expensive, most ambitious silent film masterpiece Intolerance (1916) is one of the milestones and landmarks in cinematic history. Many reviewers and film historians consider it the greatest film of the silent era. The mammoth film was also subtitled: "A Sun-Play of the Ages" and "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages." Griffith was inspired to make this film after watching the revolutionary Italian silent film epic Cabiria (1914) by director Giovanni Pastrone...
Keywords: Silent; Drama; History; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 80,658 (6 reviews)
|Mud and Sand - Gilbert M. Anderson|
'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand.. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Stan Laurel
Downloads: 76,264 (6 reviews)
The Switchtpwer 0r Saved by their Son was directed by Anthony O'Sullivan in 1913. Arogant tramps, a railroad man , counterfeiters, detectives and a boy to the rescue. How could you ask for more in about 10 minutes The switchman is played, by the way, by henry B Warthall who later starred in Birth of an Nation. I found this film under D W Griffith films and first listed it as such. It certainly looks like Griffith and includes a number of his regular players, but I bow to Wikileaks and IMBD
Keywords: Griffith; railroad; silents
Downloads: 1,757 (3 reviews)
Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 41,847 (3 reviews)
|Satan in Prison - Georges Méliès|
The original French title is Satan en prison. IMDb Page
Keywords: Silent; Short; Georges Méliès
Downloads: 5,593 (1 review)
|Berlin: Symphony of a Great City|
A classic silent film dedicated to Berlin shot in 1927 by Walter Ruttmann. See http://imdb.com/title/tt0017668/ for further details.
Downloads: 83,721 (11 reviews)
|His Wife's Relations|
Buster Keaton wrote and directed this film in 1922. In it he accidentally gets married to a woman because he thinks he is in court and they all speak Polish. The comedy revolves around his living with his new wife's Polish family.
Keywords: buster; keaton; polish; silents; comedy
Downloads: 3,413 (1 review)
|Erich von Stroheim's THE WEDDING MARCH (1928)|
Co-starring Zasu Pitts and Fay Wray whose career was pricesely launched by this film. Apparently, the sequel "The Honneymoon" was definitively lost during the 1950s. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019558/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_March_(film)
Keywords: Erich von Stroheim; Fay Wray; Zasu Pitts; silent movie
Downloads: 7,684 (2 reviews)
|The Cat and the Canary - Paul Kohner|
From IMDb: Rich old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir who shares his name, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope...
Keywords: Mystery; Silent
Downloads: 11,221 (3 reviews)
The Balloonatic with Buster Keaton. 1923. This Keaton filkm is already in the Archive but this is a better print and I have added a music track.
Keywords: buster keaton; silents; flight
Downloads: 6,285 (1 review)
|The Birth of a Nation - D.W. Griffith|
In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; The Clansman; Silent; pdmovies
Downloads: 161,144 (26 reviews)
|Erich Von Stroheim's FOOLISH WIVES (1922)|
FILM IN 2 PARTS!!!! The 130 minutes version left of a film supposedly 6 hours long in its primary form. The most expensive production of that time, they say. (Director Stroheim, $700,000 producer Carl Laemmle, $1,300,000). Monte Carlo was entirely recreated on Hollywood backlot. Impressive indeed! more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013140/
Keywords: Erich Von Stroheim; drama; silent film; roaring Twenties
Downloads: 9,819 (4 reviews)
|The Avenging Conscience|
The Avenging Conscience was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1914. It is 50 minutes long, a step in Griffith's progressive move into feature films. His next film was to me his controversial masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. This film is based on writings of Edgar Allen Poe, it is Victorian and sentimental but it is also quite visual. Rather than be a spoiler I will let the story tell itself. I have added music and sound effects, and I may have gone a bit overboard myself as you will see if you watch i...
Keywords: Edgar Allen Poe; Anabell Lee; silents
Downloads: 4,151 (1 review)
Manhatta is a A portrait of New York by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. The title cards show quotes from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia. "The film spans an imaginary day in the life of New York City, beginning with footage of Staten Island ferry commuters and culminating with the sun setting over the Hudson River. It has been described as the first avant-garde film made in America.....
Keywords: silents; New York; documentary
Downloads: 1,310 (1 review)
|Panorama of Ocean Beach and Cliff House(1903) - H.J Miles; American Mutoscope & Biograph Company|
A September 30, 1903 afternoon panoramic view, shot by H.J Miles, of people at the north end of Ocean Beach located near the Cliff House on San Francisco's western shore. The film is a production of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. If some of these scenes look familiar, it is because this is the full video from which 2 short clips, "Cliff House from Ocean Beach" and "Crowds at Ocean Beach," housed at archive.org, were taken.
Keywords: Cliff House; Ocean Beach; Golden Gate; Dutch Windmill; American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; H.J Miles; San Francisco; California; 1903; crowds
Downloads: 2,209 (2 reviews)
|The Hands of Orlac (1924) - Robert Wiene|
Orlacs HÃ¤nde (English language title: "The Hands of Orlac"; French title: "Les Mains d'Orlac") is an Austrian silent film of 1924. This late Expressionist work, produced by Robert Wiene, has been remade twice.
Keywords: orlac; silent; film; wiene
Downloads: 6,868 (1 review)
|Robin Hood - Douglas Fairbanks|
1922 (public domain) silent version of the classic, with Douglas Fairbanks, Alan Hale and many others. Visit the IMDB page for this movie.
Keywords: Fairbanks; Robin Hood
Downloads: 45,814 (6 reviews)
|Dickson Experimental Sound Film|
This short film was a test for Edison's "Kinetophone" project, the first attempt in history to record sound and moving image in synchronization. This was an experiment by William Dickson to put sound and film together either in 1894 or 1895. Unfortunately, this experiment failed because they didn't understand synchronization of sound and film. The large cone on the left hand side of the frame is the "microphone" for the wax cylinder recorder (off-camera)...
Keywords: edison; movies; dickson; sound; synchronization; synch; Murch
Downloads: 18,350 (4 reviews)
|"LES VAMPIRES" (1915) Episode 1-The Severed Head|
"The Severed Head" First episode of Louis Feuillade's serial concerning gangsters called "les vampires" in the 1910s in Paris
Keywords: Louis; Feuillade; Musidora; Irma; Vep; les; vampires; serial
Downloads: 7,788 (5 reviews)
The Goddess a silent film from China made in 1934 and starring Ruan Lingyu in a stunning performance is the story of a prostitute and her son. (The word for Goddess in Chinese also means a loose woman) It was directed by Wu Yonggang. It is a simply lovely film which will move you as few silent films can. I discovered it on the Archive, stabilized the print and added a music track and some titles. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Keywords: China; prostitution; education
Downloads: 3,433 (1 review)